Patients information and News
Linking with community resources: Follow these links for more information on cancer
|Asco patient information
|Coping with cancer|
Website: Livestrong Care Plans
|Macmillan support information|
|Macmillan cancer individual drugs/ Individual chemotherapy drugs
Website: Macmillian Treatments
|Vision newsletter with information and news about cancer-related support services in South Africa|
|We recommend all NGO’s that are members of the Cancer Alliance / click on the logos to link with the NGO web page
Website: Cancer Alliance
|Support groups in other location in South Africa CanSurvive started in October 2009, the aim of CanSurvive is to provide support for cancer patients, caregivers and friends at various levels – no matter what type of cancer they are affected by and no matter where they receive their treatment. Support is provided for all types of cancer and patients, caregivers and friends are welcome at our monthly meetings.
Reach for Recovery (RFR)
Reach for Recovery (R4R) is a breast-cancer support organisation with a unique focus on breast-cancer support and one of the only organisations that provide a patient support service on a national basis. Well- selected and trained volunteers, who each have experienced the breast-cancer journey, render an emotional care and practical support programme to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their families. In some regions, a prosthesis service is also provided, and the focus is also on indigent women that cannot afford this service.
Contact: Stephanie van Deventer
Tel: 071 602 3369 / 021 889 5806
Wings of Hope (WoH)
Contact: Joan Lamb
Tel: 082 448 9987
A Johannesburg-based support group built up of breast cancer survivors. Public meetings, hospital visits and telephonic support.